The ESME courses, offered and accredited by AMEE, are aimed at practising teachers in medicine and the healthcare professions, both basic scientists and clinicians. They are aimed at those new to teaching and at teachers with some experience who would like a greater understanding of the basic principles and an update on current best practice. The courses recognise that, with appropriate help, all, even those with considerable experience, can improve their skills in teaching.

This highly interactive, faculty development course will provide an introduction to fundamental skills for delivering simulation-based health professions education through a variety of techniques. This year’s masterclass will place increased emphasis on debriefing strategies and practice, which is a skill that simulation educators, especially novice instructors, often find particularly challenging. Other topics to be highlighted include: available simulation technologies and environments; evidence-based features and practices that promote effective learning through simulation; construction of simulation scenarios; and assessment using simulations. Large-group discussions will be interspersed among small-group breakout activities that include not only design and development of simulation scenarios, but also actual implementation with hands-on use of various simulators. Participants will experience simulations – including debriefing after each scenario - from both the instructor and learner perspectives, and will receive feedback from experts with many years of experience using simulation for health professions education.

Facilitators: Ross Scalese (Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA), Luke Devine and Sev Perelman (University of Toronto, Canada)

Sunday 25th August - 0830-1700
Monday 26 August - 1230-1330
Tuesday 27 August - 1230-1330
Wednesday 28 August - 1300-1630

Please note: Running and debriefing the simulation scenarios that participants have developed represent the culmination of the course and will take place during the final post-conference session. Therefore, participation on Wednesday afternoon is crucial to deriving maximum educational benefit, and will be required for course completion and for earning the certificate of attendance.

Venue: Austria Center Vienna

Lunch: will be provided

Cost: Euros €675

Cancellations:  Requests to cancel should be emailed to Worldspan ([email protected]).  AMEE will make every effort to resell your place on a Course but cannot guarantee a refund will be possible.  No refunds will be given for non-attendance at a Course.

How to register:  Wherever possible Courses should be reserved and paid at the time of registration. Places are strictly limited and allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

It is not possible to register for the AMEE-ESMESim Course only.  Masterclass participants must register for AMEE 2019 and pay the appropriate conference registration fee.


If you have any questions regarding the AMEE-ESMESim Course, please contact the ESME Course Administrator ([email protected]).  Registration enquiries should be directed to Worldspan ([email protected])

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